My son has taught me so much. During his four years of life, I've learned that it's possible to be entirely similar in some ways we're both organized, like our alone time, and prefer to be in charge , and, at the same time, totally different. Maybe it's just that children are always their own people, no matter how much they might look like us, but my son constantly surprises and delights me with his humor, resilience, optimism, and indifference about things his older sister values highly. Because I've learned so much through him, I would like to think that I could teach him a thing or two. Sure, there are lessons he'll only get from his father, his grandparents, his teachers, his friends, and his sister, but as his mom, I have a different perspective and a unique set of rules I hope he will adopt. From being respectful toward all humans to being tender, here are 11 rules I'd like to make for my son.
50 Rules for my son
5 Types of Household Rules All Kids Need
I t was a little interesting this week watching my youngest childyear-old son-navigate through solving a problem alone. Now, in almost every situation, where I noticed there was a mood-altering problem, he has come to me and we talked through his problem. Usually at this time, the conversation is about the problem, how he handled it and him asking me if I think he handled it in a good way. Now, I have had special moments with each of my children, certainly more than once. These moments often remind me of the special moments I had with my mother.
5 Types of Household Rules Kids Need
My dear friend, Maria , passed a blog post onto me and I had to share it with all my readers. Teach him the words for how he feels. Let his body move by the emotion, but also explain to him what the emotion is and the appropriate response to that emotion for future reference.
While your sister might allow her kids to jump on the furniture, you might decide that's not OK in your house. Or maybe the kids are allowed to bang on the pots and pans in your kitchen but in Grandma's house, that's a no-no. It's important to create a clear set of household rules so your children know what's allowed and what type of behavior is off limits.